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KidBot goes to Fredericksburg this week!

Instead of our regular weekly meeting at ATX Dev Center, we’ll be going to the Renewable Energy Roundup in Fredericksburg on Sept 29th (Saturday) for a fun day of learning about renewables, green building, organic gardening, and more, and of course to race the solar cars the kids have built.

The race itself is at 3pm, but we suggest getting there earlier (the grounds are open from 9am to 6pm Saturday) to see all the exhibitors, catch some talks or some music, and see the full size electric, bioenergy, and other vehicles.

We’re working on carpools…  Please be in touch through The Robot Group’s email discussion list.  If you’d like to volunteer as the point person for carpooling, please let us know!

The next Robot Group meeting is Thursday 7:30PM  at ATX Dev Center, and any interested Bot Kids (and their parents) are welcome to come by to put the finishing touches on the cars.

Our racers have been built out of donated parts, many of them reused and recycled from dead electronics, rescued and put together by the kids with some technical advice from parents and TRG members  (an example includes a Dell computer plastic lid as a frame, with baby stroller wheels attached to former printer motors, the RC coming from a defunct toy car, solar panels glued to bamboo skewers).

And just in case you missed it…

No KidBot meeting at ATX Dev Center Sept 29!


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